“Herbert West—Reanimator” By H.P. Lovecraft Review

It was written between October 1921 and June 1922. It was first serialized in February through July 1922 in the amateur publication Home Brew. The story is the first to mention Lovecraft’s fictional Miskatonic University.

So this little short story if you will call it that has in it 6 different short stories which really makes this little short story as a whole unique. 

However the stories which this short story as a whole involves are boring, and I had super hard time trying to connect with them. And as you might know, if I can’t connect with a story then the rating will be low. 

This short story was first mentioned at Lovecraft’s fictional Miskatonic University. And when we are the topic of this i gotta also mention that this one is very notable as one of the first depictions of zombies. Zombies as we know them somehow today which can be described as corpses arising, of course through scientific means. And as animalistic, and uncontrollably violent creatures.

The beginning of this short story was pretty decent but as you were living the beginning behind and reading more of this short story then the whole short story started to run down the hill.

The plot itself in this one is kind of hard to review because this one as I’ve said before involves 6 different short stories. But overall all these 6 different short stories was pretty boring and not really interesting. 

The writing style here in this one probably was the best part about this whole collection of 6 different short stories. I felt like H.P Lovecraft and it had the Lovecraftian vibe to it.

I give this short story 1 / 5

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